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Written in a voice that moves between elegy and prayer, The Simple Truth contains thirty-three poems whose aim is to weave a complex tapestry of myth, history (both public and private), family, memory, and
Winner of the Pulitzer Prize, Annie Proulx's The Shipping News is a vigorous, darkly comic, and at times magical portrait of the contemporary North American family.
In the tradition of John Reed's classic Ten Days That Shook the World, this bestselling account of the collapse of the Soviet Union combines the global vision of the best historical scholarship with the immediacy of eyewitness journalism.
A literate, meticulously researched biography of the complex scholar/activist DuBois, premier architect of the civil rights movement in the United States. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
Winner of the 1994 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry, contains selections from Komunyakaa's earlier work whose subjects reflect pre-war experiences of African Americans as well as his experiences as a soldier in Vietnam.
The unspoken legacy of the Vietnam War - the ordeals of the Vietnamese - are powerfully evoked in these fifteen stories, each narrated in a different voice. Pulitzer Prize-winner for fiction in 1993.
The power of words has rarely been given a more compelling demonstration than in the Gettysburg Address.
The Pulitzer Prize-winning biography of Harry S. Truman, whose presidency included momentous events from the atomic bombing of Japan to the outbreak of the Cold War and the Korean War, told by America's beloved and distinguished historian.
In a grand and immensely readable synthesis of historical, political, cultural, and economic analysis, a prize-winning historian depicts much more than a break with England.
This collection of stunningly beautiful poems encompasses the natural, human, and spiritual realms, and is bound together by the universal themes of time and mortality.
A successful Iowa farmer decides to divide his farm between his three daughters. When the youngest objects, she is cut out of his will. This sets off a chain of events that brings dark truths to light and explodes long-suppressed emotions.
Deemed "the best history of oil ever written" by Business Week and with more than 300,000 copies in print, Daniel Yergin's Pulitzer Prize-winning account of the global pursuit of oil, money, and power has been extensively updated to address the current energy crisis.
Lewis Puller, the most decorated Marine ever, is a Vietnam vet who lost both legs and parts of both hands in the war. Here is his story.
One of America's leading authorities on Lincoln wades straight into this controversy, showing just who was jailed and why, even as he explores the whole range of Lincoln's constitutional policies.
Winner of the Pulitzer Prize, the Howells Medal, and the National Book Critics Circle Award In John Updike's fourth and final novel about Harry "Rabbit" Angstrom, the hero has acquired a Florida condo, a second grandchild, and a troubled,
A tour-de-force of psychoanalytic biography, this controversial book explores Pollock's Oedipal relationship with his mother and his latent homosexuality.
Drawing on the diaries of a midwife and healer in eighteenth-century Maine, this intimate history illuminates the medical practices, household economies, religious rivalries, and sexual mores of the New England frontier.
A Pulitzer Prize-winning, bestselling sensation, the Mambo Kings play an encore in this reissue timed for the Warner Brothers big-screen adaptation.
This book describes about the families engaged in cotton farming in Alabama during the period 1936 to 1986 in the eyes of a reporter and a photographer who visited the place after the Great Depression as a part of Farm Security Administration team.
After giving an engrossing account of Machiavelli's childhood and period of personal crisis that followed his imprisonment and torture, the book turns to an examination of The Prince. 1989 Pulitzer Prize for Biography.
Traces the history of the Philippines, discusses the influence of Spain and the United States, and looks at the problems facing the Philippines today.
These sometimes bizarre and often funny prose poems won the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry in 1990 for Simic, who was appointed Poet Laureate in 2007.
BONUS: This edition contains an excerpt from Anne Tyler's The Beginner's Goodbye.